The grandparents of excited Wirreanda Public School children were welcomed into the school last Thursday for the annual ‘Grandparents Day’ celebrations.
Wirreanda Public School students welcomed over 200 grandparents into the school for a grandparents’ gala performance, classroom visits, a special luncheon and then a surprise ‘Silent Disco’ with their grandchildren.
The ‘Silent Disco’ was a technological marvel to those who participated.
Headphones playing music are worn, all synced up together, enabling everyone to hear the music and dance together, while onlookers can only see an audience grooving along in silence.
The day was highly successful, with one Wirreanda teacher telling News Of The Area, “We’re not sure who had the most fun, the students or the grandparents.”
Wirreanda has been running the successful event for a number of years, and will continue to honour and recognise the very important relationship that grandparents play in the lives of our young ones.
Wirreanda Public School Principal Mrs Philippa Young told News Of The Area, “We wanted to take the time to recognise the important role grandparents play in our school community and to never underestimate the influence and impact they have on our young students’ lives.”
Wirreanda Public School reports that whilst some grandparents are local, who they see most days at school, and who are part of the local social fabric of the school, others travelled over three hours to attend the celebrations.
By Rachael VAUGHAN